Guernsey’s community crowdfunding charity, 100 Women Who Care Guernsey, raised £5,530 for three local charities at its fifth fundraising event.
The event sponsor, Belasko, donated an additional £1,500 to the charities, to bring the total amount raised to £7,030.
The event took place on Thursday 15th June and was attended by more than 50 local women in business and the third sector. The organising committee chose charities who have a smaller profile in the island. This event hosted Business Beats Cancer who received £500, Guernsey Community Savings who received £1,530, and Le Vois PTFA who received £3,500.
At the event, each participant is asked to donate £100 into a pool, and following the charity’s presentations, individuals choose where their contribution is made. Belasko’s sponsorship allows the total amount of the participants’ donations to be shared between the charities, without deduction for expenses, in proportion to their selected charities on the evening. Belasko also donated an additional £500 to each charity.
Patricia White, Director of 100 Women Who Care Guernsey, said: ‘We are so pleased to have hosted another successful event in support of three fantastic local charities. Being able to bring together a group of women to raise money for valuable local initiatives makes it all worthwhile, and we can’t wait to see how everyone’s generosity will be used in the local community.’
Greg McKenzie, Managing Director of Belasko in Guernsey, said: ‘We are thrilled to have sponsored this event and helped to support the three local charities who benefited from the donations. The opportunity for a supportive space for women in Guernsey to network can’t be understated and we’re proud to have played a small part in helping the initiative.’